72% of Peruvians approve Lava Jato prosecution team

13:32 | Lima, Oct. 16.

72% of Peruvians approve of the Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group's performance, while 18% disapprove of it, the latest Ipsos Peru poll has revealed.

Published in El Comercio newspaper on Wednesday, the survey shows that 69% of respondents believe former Odebrecht representative in Peru Jorge Barata has said the truth —but not the whole truth— about the money delivered to Peruvian politicians.

Likewise, 17% of citizens think Barata has lied and accused innocent people, whereas 6% indicate he has said the whole truth, and 8% do not specify. 

Concerning the approval of State-run institutions, 33% of Peruvians agree with the work done by the Judiciary. Meanwhile, 57% disapprove of it, and 10% do not know/do not specify on the matter.

On the other hand, 38% approve of the performance of the Public Ministry, 52% disapprove of it, and 10% do not specify.

In Peru, the Public Ministry is independent from the Executive Branch.

Technical details 

Pollster name: Ipsos Peru
Publishing newspaper: El Comercio
Coverage: National level (urban and rural areas)
Sample size: 1,203 respondents
Margin of error: +/- 2.83%
Level of confidence: 95%
Fieldwork period: October 9-11, 2019


Published: 10/16/2019
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